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Post date: 06-27-2011
Equal Justice Works Executive Director, David Stern, Featured in National Law Journal
Today, Shabecoff said, nearly every law school has at least one career counselor who specializes in public interest jobs. Equal Justice Works Executive Director David Stern said that public interest law careers are shedding their second-class status. "The prestigious jobs, when I went to law school…
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Post date: 06-23-2011
Congress Proposes Relief for Student Borrowers
Read more at US News & World Report.
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Post date: 06-22-2011
Public Defender Corps Welcomes Inaugural Class of Fellows
Equal Justice Works® & The Southern Public Defender Training Center Launch Initiative to Train New Generation of Public Defenders  Washington, D.C. – Across the country, public defender offices are underfunded, understaffed and burdened with insurmountable caseloads, resulting in a system that…
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Post date: 06-17-2011
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow, Jenna Grambort, Featured on Fox News
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow, Jenna Grambort, featured on Fox News 35 talking about her service with the Watsonville Law Center fighting mortgage foreclosure scams.Jenna's story can be viewed here.
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Post date: 06-15-2011
Equal Justice Works Welcomes Largest Summer Corps Class Ever
Equal Justice Works Engages 700 Law Students through Summer Corps Program700 Law Students will spend Summer serving society's most vulnerable Washington, DC – Equal Justice Works® is providing 700 law students the opportunity to gain valuable legal experience by devoting their summer to serving…
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Post date: 06-14-2011
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow, Lan Diep, Recognized as a Champion of Change
Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellow, Lan Diep, was recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change for his work as an AmeriCorps Fellow serving as a member of a regional oil disaster legal advocacy team – a five-state consortium including attorneys from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi,…
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Post date: 06-8-2011
Law Students Can Find Ways to Pay Off Debt
It's a tough time economically. Unemployment remains high, which means states face seemingly never ending shortfalls in revenue. The showdown between Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill over how to deal with the massive federal deficit continues. Republican leaders in the U.S. House of…
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Post date: 06-1-2011
The Student Loan Ranger's Mailbag Express: Forgiveness and Repayment
The Student Loan Ranger would like to give a special shout out to all you new graduates!As you know, we dedicate a blog post each month to questions we have received in order to shed some light on the educational debt decisions our readers face. This month, we are going to look at some slightly…
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Post date: 05-25-2011
Graduate School Debt Often Curtails Plans of Nonprofit Work
The Project on Student Debt's recently released report, titled "Student Debt and the Class of 2009," estimates that college seniors in 2009 graduated with an average of $24,000 in student loan debt. For those continuing on to obtain advanced and professional degrees, the situation is even more dire…
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Post date: 05-19-2011
Equal Justice Works Board Member and Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Clorox Receives ACC Pro Bono Award
Equal Justice Works would like to congratulate Laura Stein, Equal Justice Works board member and senior vice president and general counsel of Clorox for receiving the ACC awardCorporate Pro Bono award! Read the full article here.
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